Creating images with Canva

Guidance and templates for you to create images for your campaign.

13 Oct 2021

What is Canva?

Canva is an online resource that makes it easy to design good quality materials for both online and offline use, including flyers, posters and social media assets.

We’ve provided some templates for placards, posters and social media. They've been designed for your ease – all you have to do is just replace the example group’s name with the name of your group.

Example Canva banner
Example Canva social media banner

You can also upload your own images or photos and use Canva to add captions or other designs.

Once you’ve made your design you can download, share and print your materials as you wish.

Getting started

Go to and create an account. You’ll need to provide an email address in order to register.

Canva may suggest that you sign up for the "pro" account (which has a fee) but you can skip this and opt for the free version. Once you’re familiar with Canva you may decide you want the added features of a paid account – it's completely up to you.

How to use Canva

For a great step-by-step guide to Canva, visit

Canva itself provides a number of useful guides to using its tools at its online design school, including a set of short videos to help you get started.


Print and stick on some cardboard to create your own placard.

Global day of action resources

The global day of action is a series of grassroots-organised events taking place on Saturday 6 November 2021 for COP26.

English language resources:

Sign up sheets



Welsh language




Edit, print and put up these posters to promote your Climate Action events.

Again, you'll need to create a free Canva account to access and download these templates.

Social media

Use this handy guide to help you take the best photos and videos.

Use these template profile pictures and banner photos to promote your Climate Action group on social media.

Zoom background

Use this template as your background image on Zoom calls.

Any questions? Get in touch at [email protected]